The Washington State Department of Health (DOH), with assistance from the Washington National Guard and local and private sector partners, will launch four mass vaccination sites throughout the state this week.
The sites are in Wenatchee, Kennewick, Ridgefield and Spokane. They will be open by appointment only to people who pre-registered and are eligible for the vaccine under http://www.doh.wa.gov/Portals/1/Documents/1600/coronavirus/VaccinationPhasesInfographic.pdf.
Based on current allocations for the state, the initial goal is to have enough vaccine to provide approximately 500 vaccinations per site, per day. A limited number of initial appointments will be accepted to start, and some sites will reach capacity for the first week quickly.
To get a vaccine, individuals should first confirm they are eligible using http://www.doh.wa.gov/Emergencies/COVID19/VaccineInformation/PhaseFinderTool, the DOH’s online tool. Once confirmed, the next step is to make an appointment.
Details and registration information are available at http://www.doh.wa.gov/Emergencies/COVID19/VaccineInformation/MassVaccinationSites. Each mass vaccination site is currently using a different registration system.
Locations and times are:
• Wenatchee, Town Toyota Center — Tuesday-Saturday, 9 a.m. to 6 p.m.
• Spokane, Spokane Arena — Open seven days a week starting Wednesday, Jan. 27. Monday-Friday, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.; Saturday-Sunday, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.
• Ridgefield, Clark County Fairgrounds — Tuesday-Friday, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
• Kennewick, Tri-Cities Fairgrounds — Tuesday-Saturday, 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Advanced registration is required for vaccine appointments and individuals should not expect to make appointments onsite. Those without appointments will be turned away. All sites will have language access lines available, and some sites may have bilingual staff.
“As our vaccine allocations increase, these sites will provide additional capacity to get people vaccinated quickly and efficiently across the state,” said Umair A. Shah, secretary of health.
Clinics, pharmacies and health care providers will still be offering vaccines. If a health care provider or pharmacy reaches out with the opportunity to get vaccinated, Washingtonians should not wait to get vaccinated. More information on other sites across the state that are open to the public can be found on the DOH site: http://www.doh.wa.gov/YouandYourFamily/Immunization/VaccineLocations.